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Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest

Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest

Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest

We are planning for the 2021 festival on April 23 and 24, however, due to the COVID-19 situation, dates and events are subject to change.

The Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest is held annually the last weekend in April. This festival is held in Broken Bow at the beautiful Beavers Bend Resort Park. The purpose of Kiamichi Owa-Chito, Inc. is to stage an annual Festival of the Forest in an effort to acquaint the people of Oklahoma and the world with the beauty, heritage, culture, industry and progress in Kiamichi Country.

The festival features forestry competitions that bring back memories of “the good ole days”! The spirit and heritage of the forest comes to life in the contest of men and women who make their living from the woods. Contests include double buck sawing, ax throwing, jack-n-Jill crosscut, as well as other forestry events. A “Bull of the Woods" winner is selected from the field each year. New this year will be “Crew of the Woods."

Musical entertainment is prevalent throughout this event. Musicians from all areas (gospel, bluegrass, country, Native American, jazz, and rock-n-roll) keep crowds entertained. Activities for the youth are also a major component. Children’s games are very popular.

The Festival of the Forest will be held April 24-25, 2020. 

For more information contact the Forest Heritage Center Museum at 580-494-6497 (office) or by email at [email protected].

For a complete listing of all the events, concerts and entry forms